Yachties & hikers, don't miss out on this hidden gem embedded in the jagged coastline 7 kilometres to the East of Port Andratx- Cala d’Egos. It is accessible only by boat or down a steep, approx. 1.5 km long path along the face of surrounding cliffs. Either way, the reward is worth the effort: a pristine and (most probably) deserted little cove which, on an island like Mallorca with its extensive tourist infrastructure, is something quite exceptional!
You'll find shade under one of the trees right next to the pebbly beach and perfect conditions for diving and snorkelling, but you'll have to lug down your own gear. Also remember to bring your own food and water for the day.
Beautiful and Remote Cove #
Trek down or arrive by boat, no cars allowed here. People normally park about 40 meters from the trailhead. While the trail is unmarked, just follow the path, going to the left at the only fork. The path to the right leads into the valley where you can see local flora and fauna. You can eventually make it to the beach that way but you'll go through less trekked terrain and might get snagged by a few splinters along the way.
This remote beach is prized by locals. It's only accessible by boat or by hiking down a steep trail that is approx. 1.5 km long path along the face of surrounding cliffs. As you leave the confines of the most exclusive real estate on the island, you'll be surrounded by the sounds of birdsong. The views along the way are stunning. This hike is on the western side of the island where you'll find the most dramatic views and all-enveloping sunsets.
The reward is worth the effort! The V-shaped inlet opens to a beautiful virgin cove, with a huge canyon at the rear irrigated by a torrent, low cliffs and a pebble beach. These elements combine into a very dry and steep landscape with vegetation of scrubland and pine trees. The trees next to the pebbly beach offer shade. The conditions for diving and snorkeling are perfect but you'll have to pack-in (and out) your own gear.
To find such a pristine and deserted cove is an absolute treasure, especially on the western side of Mallorca that is populated with the most expensive homes on the island.
How to Get There #
Located on the Club de Vela side of Port Andratx, you drive passed Mon Port Hotel & Spa and wind around to the top of the hill after you see a few mega mansions. No signage exists for this remote place that the locals love. But just keep exploring, driving to the top of the hill and you'll see a parking area to the left at the top of the hill, across from the gated mansion on top right. Park on the left, walk up and see the vistas of the Med. Follow the path down to the sea.
Affordable Mallorca Tip: Go to the bathroom before driving here. No facilities exist. Take a large bottle of water and a snack if you want to lounge on the beach for a while. Make sure to slather yourself with sunscreen and bring a sun visor. The afternoon sun can be strong and is brutal in July and August. A good backpack for supplies is a must.
Thinking of popping the question? Celebrating a romantic anniversary? Need a day of peaceful seclusion? A peaceful place to camp? The sheer rockface cradling this little bay and the lack of tourists make this a wonderful off the beaten path retreat. Away from the hustle of Port Andratx, Cala d'Egos is a slice of heaven and a great place to see the stars.
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By Memphis Holland
18 May, 2020